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FLL Science Museum Field trip - Weather and the Earth

  • 07 Aug 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Science Museum of Virginia - 2500 West Broad Street Richmond VA 23220-2057

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Imax Film

 

Learn how natural disasters occur and what scientists and engineers are doing to predict and prepare for events and to minimize damage in the future. Combining striking archive footage with computer-created reenactments, the film examines the elemental power of earthquakes, tornadoes and volcanoes.  Follow a group of storm chasers led by Dr. Joshua Wurman and explore the monumental damage caused by the forces of nature.

Science on a Science on a Sphere® - Weather & Climate


What is Earth’s ultimate energy source?  Follow heat distribution as you investigate ocean currents.  How do scientists monitor the Earth’s atmosphere from space?  Look at global temperature over the last century - do you notice a significant change?  See images of Hurricane Katrina and Irene.  Observe today’s weather and related information that meteorologists use to help make predictions.  


Weather Watchers

How does the weather affect you? What tools do meteorologists use to study weather? Learn the symbols used to show rain, tornadoes, cold fronts and much more. How does air pressure affect the weather? Build an anemometer and make your own forecast!

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